Daily Archives: April 13, 2010

$1M verdict against Belvedere

A Baltimore jury has awarded $1 million to a Baltimore County speech language pathologist who fell down a flight of stairs, breaking her pelvis and wrist, during her bachelorette party at the Belvedere hotel in November 2007. After a week ...

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Conn. secretary of state sues her own office

HARTFORD, Conn. — As Connecticut’s secretary of the state, Susan Bysiewicz has spent 11 years explaining and defending election laws to candidates. But now, as a Democratic candidate for state attorney general, Bysiewicz finds herself in strange territory: as plaintiff ...

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Maryland public defender board to expand to 13

The Maryland public defender will serve a six-year term and be overseen by a 13-member board under legislation the General Assembly passed Monday night. The new law, which takes effect June 1, follows the controversial firing last August of former ...

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Assembly raises court filing fee surcharges

ANNAPOLIS – Beginning June 1, attorneys filing suit in Maryland will pay an increased surcharge of between $8 and $30 under legislation the General Assembly passed Monday night to raise more money to assist low-income litigants. In the waning hours ...

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Rules on foreclosure in Md. toughened

ANNAPOLIS — Lawmakers toughened foreclosure rules in the waning hours of the 2010 legislative session, mandating new steps in the foreclosure process designed to keep Marylanders in their homes and paying off their loans. Homeowners will be able to request ...

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